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Stand up for Cincinnati

What do you call a proposal that breaks promises to city workers, destroys their family's hard-earned retirement security, lowers the city's tax base and harms our fragile economy?

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Philly coalition demands quality education for all

They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"

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After avoiding billions in taxes, Apple CEO seeks more breaks

As his company hordes $102 billion in overseas profits on which it has paid no taxes, Apple's CEO, Tom Cook, is asking the Senate for lower corporate tax rates.

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Tax Day, 2013: U.S. pay gap is biggest in the world

Last year CEOs received an average $12.3 million while the average worker took home around $34, 645.

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Two tales of jackpots and taxes

Our nation's tax experts no longer think about taxes as a tool for combating our "undue concentration of wealth." They see taxes as a matter of raising revenue.

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New moves to tax corporate offshore havens

General Electric avoided $35.7 billion in U.S. taxes by putting $102 billion in 2010 profits in "at least 14" tax havens in Bermuda, Singapore and Luxembourg. 

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Demonstrators tell Wall Street: Pay your taxes

"The one percent is getting wealthier; the 99 is not. We need jobs, not cuts to social services and Medicare."

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Pa. governor’s proposals meeting broad opposition

Tom Corbett, in his third year in office, is seeing growing opposition to his bizarre budget proposals and his pro-corporate agenda.

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Austerity busting bill introduced

The Progressive Caucus bill, called the Balancing Act, invests in job creation and calls for paying for those investments with defense cuts.

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Jan. 30 day of action: "We need Jobs Not Cuts"

The Americans for Tax Fairness online "flash-mob" campaign "We need #JobsNotCuts" is part of a national Jan. 30 Day of Action.

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